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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Problems With Gum, In Particular, Wrigley's?
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Rian (rattaway) had trouble trying to start a new thread (error messages), so I'm starting this topic.....and Rian can fill in any details that I didn't mention in a reply.....etc. Anyway:

Do other celiacs have problems with gum?  Brands like Dentyne, Big Red, Juicy Fruit, ect. all have that powdery coating on them and they give my husband and mother in law headaches(they are both celiacs too).  They think the powder stuff on gum is a mix of sugar and wheat.  I haven't had that kind of gum in yrs. and so I can't tell you if it gave me headaches or not since I was also eating gluten back then.  Please ask for me since I can't figure out this website.
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I chew Extra (made by Wrigley's) like it is going out of style and have never had a problem. My dietician actually recommended Wrigley's gum and said it was gluten-free. She specializes with Celiac. Hope this helps! ;)

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I chew Dentyne Ice all the time. I would be very surprised if there is gluten in gum. Nothing I have read would indicate this. Perhaps they are having problems with the artificial sweetener if it's a sugar-free gum. This would be much more common. I believe that aspartame (nutra-sweet) is poison. :(

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celiac3270, you are great. Thanks to you for posting and to others for replying. I just can't seem to figure out anything with this computer. How do you take someones message and post it to your own? Saves time I'll bet. I am going to go and get my first pack of Wrigley's today and see what happens. Cross your fingers. I am excited. Thank you, Thank you, celiac3270.

Proud to be Gluten-Free, Rian

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ALL Wrigley's gum is gluten-free. When I first went gluten-free I was warned that gum could be coated with wheat to keep iot from sticking, but in almost three years I've NEVER found it to be true.

richard

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My dietician said that it's safest to chew Wrigley's...and it seems like others, jaimek, had the same experience. I have chewed it, but I don't know if it gave me trouble because my symptoms haven't gone away....I haven't chewed it recently...anyway, I didn't notice any correlation between chewing the gum and getting sick.

Rian, are you asking how to make a quote with your message? If so, you can quote a person's message by hitting the quote button or when you hit "add reply", there's a button at the top that says quote. Click that button to sort of "open the quote" and then paste or type in the information you want to quote. Then you click the button again to close the tag (or the quote). I'm not sure if that is what you were asking.....or are you referring to copying and pasting? (taking a group of words, copying them, and putting them somewhere else)......?

-celiac3270

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